Vernon Ah Kee

Saltwater Country Opens in the Netherlands

Saltwater Country Opens in the Netherlands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2015-01-04 16:30:50

A new exhibition Saltwater Country is set to open at the Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Utrecht on January 11, showing a great diversity of art produced by sixteen artists from Queensland's coastal regions in north-east Australia. They have...» Read More

 

GORDON BENNETT  1955 to 3 June 2014

GORDON BENNETT 1955 to 3 June 2014

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-28 13:39:11

“I am an Indigenous Australian. My mother is an Indigenous Australian and her mother before that and so on for countless generations. My father was English. My work comes out of small town and suburban Australia. I was socialised into...» Read More

 

GUDIRR GUDIRR/GOOD GOOD

GUDIRR GUDIRR/GOOD GOOD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-16 23:00:28

This solo work of dance theatre from Broome brought back such happy memories of the first appearance of a confident Josie/Ningali Lawford from The Kimberley in 1997, I was almost as blissed-out as performer/creator Dalisa Pigram was at the end...» Read More

 

'TOURIST TAT' IN HOBART

'TOURIST TAT' IN HOBART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-13 10:52:05

Back in September, I responded to some depressingly bad critical reviews of the Indigenous content in the big Australia show at the Royal Academy in London. My blunt heading then was 'Crap Criticism in London'. Coincidentally, the Hobart art...» Read More

 

SYDNEY FESTIVAL BLACKS UP

SYDNEY FESTIVAL BLACKS UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-19 18:05:20

There was a time after the great Olympic Dreaming Festival of 1997 when I thought the case had been made for all Australian multi-arts festivals to incorporate a serious Indigenous element in their programming as a matter of course. Apart...» Read More

 

KARLA DICKENS WINS  2013 NSW PARLIAMENT ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

KARLA DICKENS WINS 2013 NSW PARLIAMENT ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-17 10:20:13

A tattered Australian flag, salvaged from the tip, has been named the winner of the 2013 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize, taking out the coveted $40,000 prize ahead of 32 other works exhibited in this year's finalist...» Read More

 

CRAP CRITICISM IN LONDON

CRAP CRITICISM IN LONDON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-01 22:09:22

The wilful ignorance of some London critics in slaughtering the Royal Academy's 'Australia' show of more than 200 artworks linked to our landscape is a deep embarrassment for the Mother Country. I've been a professional critic for many years, working...» Read More

 

An Indigenous Celebration of 40 Years of Cultural Links with China

An Indigenous Celebration of 40 Years of Cultural Links with China

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-12-21 15:47:21

The 40th anniversary year of Gough Whitlam establishing diplomatic links with Mao's China has just come to an end with the closure of an exhibition of Indigenous photography in Beijing. Intriguingly, none of the publicity mentioned its exclusively Aboriginal origins...» Read More

 

TIWI - THE BOOK

TIWI - THE BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-12-19 11:26:59

by Jennifer Isaacs, published by the wonderful Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University at $120 It's been an amazing year for Aboriginal art books – never known a better. If only I'd had time to read them all rather than just dip...» Read More

 

Namatjira and Mellor Shine at Deutscher and Hackett August 29 Auction

Namatjira and Mellor Shine at Deutscher and Hackett August 29 Auction

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-09-03 14:03:32

There were very few works by Aboriginal artists in Deutscher and Hackett’s August 29 Important Australian + International Art Auction held in Melbourne. The few indigenous works that were included in the sale did, however, perform very well....» Read More

 

ciaf 2012

ciaf 2012

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-08-16 16:38:28

Get up close and personal with the art, dance, stories and traditions of the oldest continuous culture on Earth at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2012. The world’s premiere showcase of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture kicks...» Read More

 

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS (2

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS (2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-07-04 00:17:03

Sadly, the cat never escaped! Last Saturday's promising discussions at the Sydney Opera House - Aboriginal Art: it’s a white thing and Write the truth, or shut up – turned out to be damp squibs in terms of achieving any...» Read More

 

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-28 14:14:02

This weekend in Sydney, two free discussions about Aboriginal art are likely to set the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons. Both are at the Opera House on Saturday and involve leading Blak players in the art game. Session One, particularly,...» Read More

 

SECOND INDIGENOUS TRIENNIAL

SECOND INDIGENOUS TRIENNIAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-23 14:27:49

Why did the word 'colourless' spring to my mind when trying to sum up the National Gallery's second National Indigenous Art Triennial? I think the answer intrinsically springs from the diminished role played by vibrant Desert art. Yes – there's...» Read More

 

ART FAIRS ARE GO

ART FAIRS ARE GO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-02 13:41:28

Both of the country's major Indigenous art fairs have announced their plans for 2012 – and give every impression of being stronger than ever. While the Cairns Fair (CIAF – 16 to 19 August) has always had the potent backing...» Read More

 

ACMI presents Indigenous arts festival

ACMI presents Indigenous arts festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-12 08:15:23

The National Indigenous Photomedia Forum, Shadow Life: Moving Image and Remembered By are three separate events presented by ACMI as part of the Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival 2012. The National Indigenous Photomedia Forum will address the the obstacles faced by Indigenous...» Read More

 

AT LAST, THE TRIENNIAL!

AT LAST, THE TRIENNIAL!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-11-03 16:31:55

The National Gallery of Australia has announced that it will present UnDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the NGA in Canberra from May 11 next year until July, followed by a national tour. The artists selected by curator Carly...» Read More

 

New Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art galleries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 02:26:47

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have existed on the continent of Australia for tens of thousands of years. Their art and traditions are among the oldest and richest in human history. The designs, patterns and stories were taught to Indigenous...» Read More

 

Bindi Cole: Artist Spotlight Interview with the 2009 Deadly Art Award winner

Bindi Cole: Artist Spotlight Interview with the 2009 Deadly Art Award winner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-26 10:00:00

Bindi Cole is a Wathaurung woman and a budding photography, video and installation artist from Melbourne. In November 2009, she won the $25,000 Deadly Art Award for her evocative photograph Ajay, one in a series of photographs bringing transgender women...» Read More

 

Richard Bell: I Am Not Sorry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-19 15:18:03

Australia’s foremost – and most controversial – Aboriginal artist exhibits his work for the first time in New York A Location One International Fellowship exhibition curated by Maura Reilly OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, 8 October 2009, 6–8 PM DATES: 9 October 2009 – 25 November...» Read More

 

SPEAKEASY

SPEAKEASY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-08 12:06:52

OPENING: 25 September, 6 - 8pm Free Admission Gallery 4A’s upcoming group exhibition profiles Asian-Australian history entangled with an Aboriginal history of Australia. Recently returned from representing Australia at the Venice Biennale, Brisbane-based artist Vernon Ah Kee will present work and curate an...» Read More

 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a huge success

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a huge success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-27 11:04:13

Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Anna Bligh 24/08/2009 THOUSANDS FLOCK TO CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh has declared he first Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) a huge success with more than 10,000,...» Read More

 

Vernon Ah Kee

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-13 17:51:22

Vernon Ah Kee Who let the dogs out? (detail) 2008 Applied vinyl, variable dimensions Site-specific work for Contemporary Australia: Optimism at QAG Vernon Ah Kee is an Indigenous Australian artist who lives and works in Brisbane. Ah Kee often utilises text withint his...» Read More

 

Venice Reflux: Doctorin' The Tardis

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:08:20

All that is missing from Gladwell's imagery is a large monolith and some token Aboriginals with a spear and shield. Vernon Ah Kee rises from the pages of The Australian to create an interesting debate with his 'Commissioner': "The problem...» Read More

 

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART TRIENNIAL OPENS AT GOMA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-14 09:52:15

Works by leading Queensland artists Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Dennis Nona and Judy Watson feature in a national Indigenous exhibition opening at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane this week. Arts Minister Rod Welford said Culture Warriors: National Indigenous...» Read More

 

Half Light- Portraits from Black Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-24 10:23:13

Photography by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists has emerged over the past two decades as a definitive expression of contemporary Indigenous life in Australia. Half Light is the first major survey of the work of Indigenous artists engaging with...» Read More

 

Half Light

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-24 10:09:32

Half Light is the first major survey of the work of Indigenous artists engaging with the photographic medium and the portrait. The exhibition brings together over 140 works by 15 of Australia’s most renowned Indigenous artists. With a critical eye...» Read More

 

What is current? Who is current? These are pertinent questions in the ever-changing realm of visual art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-19 06:51:01

With 80 artists spread across 300 glossy colour pages, Current is up-to-the minute, controversial, sexy, political, dangerous or reassuringly familiar, depending on what page you turn to. Current is the new book from the Art & Australia team, and took...» Read More

 

Of Barks and Biennales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 01:09:05

Will Owen talks about They are meditating and Papunya Painting: Out of the desert. Quoted from the post: Like the Papunya show, this one made me realize how poor an experience even the best catalogs can offer--and these were...» Read More

 

Sydeny Biennale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-20 03:03:55

The following Indigenous artists will be appearing at the important Sydeny Biennale, opening on 18th June and running until 7 September: Tommy McRae, Mick Kubarrku, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Gordon Bennett, Tracey Moffatt, Vernon Ah Kee, Destiny Deacon and Richard Bell*.*...» Read More

 

Power & Beauty

Power & Beauty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-09 11:06:19

Power and beauty are concepts that resonate through the work of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in all areas of Australia today. Indigenous art is strong in country and law: it is concerned with the politics of identity...» Read More